Economists at International Poultry Council meeting agree African swine fever outbreak will cause pork shortage, leading consumers to eat more poultry
The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), National Chicken Council, National Turkey Federation and United Egg Producers have released an updated economic impact study that highlights the positive impact the poultry industry has on jobs, wages, and federal and state revenue in the United States.
Egg industry magazine has been conducting a survey of U.S. egg producers for decades. Egg producers are ranked based on the number of hens housed on December 31 each year and this survey has become the benchmark for the size of table egg producers in the U.S., explained Terrence O’Keefe, editor of Egg Industry and content director at WATT Global Media.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and Adisseo, a France-based animal nutrition company, have entered into an agreement to expand collaborative research in poultry health and nutrition that began last fall.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson signed HB 1407 or the “truth in labeling” bill on March 18. The law, which will go into effect 90 days after the end of the 2019 session, makes it mandatory to label products that comes from livestock, poultry or cervid carcass as “meat.”
Elanco Animal Health Inc. is now a fully independent company. The completion of Eli Lilly and Co.’s exchange offer completes the journey Elanco began in 2017 when its former parent company first announced the exploration of potential strategic alternatives for the 64-year-old animal health company. The exchange offer was 7.6x oversubscribed.
Eric Gingerich, DVM, technical services specialist, Diamond V, presented emerging disease issues in the organic layer industry at the Organic Egg Farmers of America’s Organic Egg Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on March 12, during the Midwest Poultry Federation Convention.
Overall turkey production fell slightly in 2018 due to challenging market conditions, according to WATT PoultryUSA’s 2018 Top Poultry Company rankings. As a whole, the top U.S. turkey companies produced 60 million fewer pounds of live turkeys in 2018 after increasing production in 2016 and 2017.
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